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The X-Men Episode Guide 4×10: ‘Beyond Good And Evil, Part 3′

The X-Men Episode Guide 4x10: Beyond Good And Evil Part 3

The early ’90s were spoiled for choice when it came to comic book adaptations. Not only was Batman: The Animated Series on the air, but X-Men led Marvel’s push to get on the small screen, diving right into the often convoluted continuity of everyone’s favorite mutants, luring in a generation of fans, and paving the way for cartoons to follow. That’s why we’ve set out to review every single episode of the ’90s X-Men animated series.

This week, the show really wants you to care about Cable and his son. But on the bright side, ROBOT MUMMIES!

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Freak Like Me: Understanding The Queerness Of The X-Men [Mutant & Proud Part III]

Keron Grant
Keron Grant

The X-Men did not have an openly LGBT team-member for almost their first forty years of publication. This was primarily an egregious act of self-censorship on Marvel's part, but it may actually have helped strengthen mutants as a queer metaphor. Where LGBT people couldn't be part of the X-Men's text, the experiences of LGBT people came to dominate the X-Men's subtext.

In the third of three essays examining the parallels between fictional mutants and real life LGBT people, I'll look at how the mutations themselves -- and the identity struggles of many X-Men characters -- served to underline the essential queerness of mutants.

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James Stokoe Talks ‘Avengers 100th Anniversary Special’ And The Next 50 Years Of Comics [Interview + Exclusive Art]

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As you may have noticed from all our recent Batman '89 content, comic books are pretty big on celebrating anniversaries. There's only one problem: You sort of need to wait for those anniversaries to actually happen, and we as readers have never been all that great with the concept of patience. I mean, does anyone really want to wait around until the 2060s to celebrate the centennial of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's Marvel Age of Comics?

Marvel Comics certainly doesn't, which is why they're gearing up for a series of 100th Anniversary Specials, set to be released next month -- 50 years before those anniversaries actually happen. For the Avengers, Marvel's tapped Orc Stain and Wonton Soup cartoonist James Stokoe to reveal the future of Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

Today, we've got an exclusive look at Stokoe's characteristically frenzied, hyper-detailed pages from the upcoming one-shot special, which includes such compellingly weird concepts as an Avengers team made up of Beta Ray Bill, Rogue and Doctor Strange; a sentient Stark Tower; an America lost to the Negative Zone; and the Mole Man -- because the Mole Man has always been weird enough. We spoke to Stokoe about why he chose the heroes and villains to populate the Avengers of 2061, and what he sees for comics as a business in the next 50 years.

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Hollywood Trade Guilds Support Jack Kirby’s Estate In Court Battle With Marvel

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Alex Ross

Three of Hollywood's biggest industry guilds have submitted an amicus brief in support of the Kirby estate in the case of Lisa Kirby V. Marvel Characters. The brief urges the Supreme Court to hear the case, as the guilds believe the outcome will have major implications for the film industry.

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Meet Every Character Rosario Dawson Is Definitely Playing in ‘Daredevil’

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As we reported on ComicsAlliance last week, Rosario Dawson has joined the cast of the Netflix Daredevil TV show in a guest role -- but Marvel won't say who she's playing. Bleeding Cool guessed Elektra. Our own Matt D. Wilson suggested Milla Donovan. Multiversity Comics put their money on Maya Lopez. Speculation is rife, and nobody really knows anything.

The only clues we have to go on are Dawson herself -- a New Yorker in her mid-30s with Afro-Caribbean roots -- and a brief description of her role; "a dedicated young woman whose quest to heal the wounds of Hell’s Kitchen brings Matt Murdock unexpectedly crashing into her life, while her own journey forever alters the course of his battle against the injustices of this broken city."

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Marvel Launches 75th Anniversary Anthology With Bruce Timm, Brian Bendis, Paolo Rivera, Stan Lee And More

Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration #1 by Paolo Rivera

Comics have been pretty big on celebrating their 75th Anniversary celebrations lately. Last year it was Superman's debut in Action Comics #1 that got the nod and this year it's Batman and his first appearance in Detective Comics #27, but there's one more that's coming up, so prepare to strap on your party hats and cut the cake: This October marks 75 years since the debut of Marvel Comics #1.

To mark the occasion, Marvel is putting together an anthology called Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration #1, featuring creators like Stan Lee, Bruce Timm, Brian Michael Bendis, Chris Samnee, Stan Goldberg and more taking a look back at various eras from the company's history, wrapped up in a cover by Paolo Rivera.

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Category: Marvel, News

Just Who Is The Villain In The ‘Ant-Man’ Movie?

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Rumors abounded last week about just who is going to be the bad guy in Marvel's upcoming Ant-Man movie, the one that stars Paul Rudd and up until about a month ago, was to be directed by Edgar Wright. (Peyton Reed is the new director.)

We've pulled together the scuttlebutt, which you can read all about after the jump. Be warned: There may be spoilers, if this stuff is true.

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The X-Men Episode Guide 4×09: ‘Beyond Good And Evil, Part 2′

X-Men Episode Guide 4x09: Beyond Good And Evil Part 2

The early ’90s were spoiled for choice when it came to comic book adaptations. Not only was Batman: The Animated Series on the air, but X-Men led Marvel’s push to get on the small screen, diving right into the often convoluted continuity of everyone’s favorite mutants, luring in a generation of fans, and paving the way for cartoons to follow. That’s why we’ve set out to review every single episode of the ’90s X-Men animated series.

This week, our time-spanning saga continues as the show forgets how literally everyone's powers work.

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Do You Know What Your Children Are? Mutants As Queer Pariahs [Mutant & Proud Part II]

Jon Bogdanove
Jon Bogdanove

Mutants as a metaphor for real minority groups are an awkward fit for a number of reasons. First of all, mutants are actually dangerous. Second, a lot of mutants have good cause to reject their identity. Third, and perhaps crucially, mutants don't have a shared culture like real minority groups.

Of course, people have said all of those things about LGBT people as well. In the second of three Pride Month essays exploring mutants as a metaphor for queer identity, I'll look at how mutants are actually a perfect metaphor for the sort of dangerous myths used to marginalize LGBT people.

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Comics, Everybody: The History of Magneto Explained!

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With X-Men: Days Of Future Past having just eclipsed some amazingly huge number of ticket sales around the world, it's time again to break down the convoluted history of comics in the recurring feature we call Comics, Everybody! Created by Eugene Ahn (aka Adam WarRock) and Chris Haley of Let's Be Friends Again and colorist Jessica Marrs, the subject of this edition is the always dapper mutant master of magnetism, Magneto.

Whether you’re new to Magneto and curious to learn more about his history or you’re a hardcore X-Men nerd looking to Um-Actually this feature into oblivion, you'll be sure to enjoy this special tribute to Marvel's mutant revolutionary.

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